Hibco Foam Plastics was incorporated in 1959 as three primary investors, C.B. Hughes, J.W. Irvin, and S.A. Bell, saw the future importance of fabricating Dow Brand foam for the floral industry. This focus expanded in 1979 when Dan Pavlansky entered the business and started to concentrate more in the area of cushion packaging. Dan had been a Product Manager with the Dow Chemical Company and understood the technical nature of many complex packaging solutions.
The sales volumes doubled when Dan took over, and the company moved from its 14,000 sq. ft. building to a 120,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and warehouse space that the company operates from today.
Having developed a strong management team during the ’80s and ’90s, Dan, as Chairman of the Board, took on more of a consultative role, and his presence, leadership, and values are all still going strong today!
Mark, Keith, and Chris Pavlansky, three of Dan’s five sons, manage the sales, manufacturing, and day-to-day operations at Hibco. The three brothers, all with engineering backgrounds, navigated to the company through the tough economic times of the Great Recession, and the organization is thriving today as it celebrates 60 years!